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Laboratory studies indicate that chemicals called anthocyanins found naturally in cherries and other colored fruit can increase insulin production in pancreatic cells by 50%. The mechanism whereby this occurs is yet to be determined. Anthocyanins are an antioxidant which is also believed to have protective effect against heart disease and cancer.
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About: Antioxidant in cherries and other colored fruit may increase insulin production by pancreatic cells
Date: 21 December 2004
Source: News From Russia
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